Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general…

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

Welcome back to another tech tool tutorial on The Counseling Geek. This blog post will be discussing YouTube and all the power that it provides to school counselors everywhere. From morning school announcements to recording parent nights, the power of YouTube is unquestionable. As one of the most popular websites around the world, YouTube has created a huge name for itself in entertainment, education, and broadcast. Did you know that there…

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

The changer of worlds. Email. Apart from text messaging – the single most popular communication tool in the world. Quick, simple and to the point – email is the Cliff Notes of conversation. Delivered nearly instantly anywhere around the globe – to a single person or hundreds of thousands – email carries the news of pending deliveries, job openings, family updates and great inheritances from Nigerian princes. As school…

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

Who loves blogs? This guy. Although I enjoy getting to write this blog – I love to make my way around the school counseling blog-o-sphere. I get to learn from all the innovative new approaches from my colleagues in the trenches – many of whom I now get to call friend. Sometimes landing on a new blog or resource can be challenging because of our time or knowledge of where to look. I went ahead and did a little heavy lifting for you…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

Giving your new blog that pizzazz it needs If you have been reading along with the Building A Better School Counseling Blog series – you will know this is the third entry, so we have already made several big strides. If you are just joining the series, the other two posts of this three post series (at least three for the time being) can be found at the following links: #1 – The First Steps #2 – Making It Happen This post will…

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

As the 2014 year wraps up, like most bloggers – I want to spend a little time reviewing some of my favorite school counselor focused posts of the year. If you just started following this blog – this is a great opportunity to catch up on what you missed out on earlier this year. I also want to encourage you to go back into the archives and checkout some of the older posts. There are a lot of posts you may be interested in before…

TCG Reviews Pocket, Feedly, and Box.com – Video Blog

TCG Reviews Pocket, Feedly, and Box.com – Video Blog

New Video Blog The Geek reviews Pocket, Feedly, and Box.com Bringing back the video blog from the depths – check out the YouTube video for this blog entry (links to all services can be found below the embedded video. Be sure to subscribe to The Counseling Geek’s YouTube channel for updates and all the latest videos or archives. Pocket Visit www.getpocket.com to sign up for your account. Feedly Visit www.feedly.com to register. Box…

Video Blog: Using Google Maps to Show College Applications (Updated)

Video Blog: Using Google Maps to Show College Applications (Updated)

Use Google Maps Engine to display info in a new and interesting way! Update: This tool is back! Access the custom maps by going to google.com/maps and in the hamburger menu (the horizontal line menu button the the upper left of the screen) select “My Maps”. From there you can create any number of maps. Simply then search for the point of interest and add it to your map via the pop up menu and corresponding button. See the video for…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

So you want to take your blog to the next level… You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both…

Take Back Time with Gmail’s Canned Responses – School Counseling Video Blog

Take Back Time with Gmail’s Canned Responses – School Counseling Video Blog

School counselors need every extra second of each day. Gmail’s Canned Responses here to help! If your day is anything like my day in the school counseling office – you answer tons of emails. Many emails sound oddly similar too. I get many emails each day requesting meetings and appointments, a schedule change, a transcript, etc. I am sure you do too. Typing out each reply is a waste of time and finger stamina. Thank goodness…

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